First the good news. Finally, an arrest was made in the fatal Clearwater parking lot shooting that made national news as everyone was reminded again that “Flori-duh” still has its common-sense-defying, gun-culture-venerating “Stand Your Ground” law.
The bad news: the Florida Legislature rejected calls for a special session to re-evaluate SYG. It was, of course, along party lines. Senate District 18 was a microcosm. The Democratic candidate, Rep. Janet Cruz, was in favor of the special session; Republican Sen. Dana Young was not. To be sure, that’s not the last we’ll hear on this issue.